Scholarship Talent Attraction and Retention (STAR)
This programme is a collaboration between TalentCorp and the Public Service Department (JPA). STAR enables JPA scholars to serve their scholarship bond in the private sector. Participants who take part in this programme will be given opportunities to serve at key Malaysian companies that support the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP). Interested scholars and companies can both apply to be part of STAR.
- Developing their careers with the best Malaysian employers.
- Serve their scholarship bond with the private sector.
- Tapping into a pool of previously inaccessible high-achieving scholars from world-class universities.
Am I Eligible?
JPA scholars who graduated in 2010 and the years after are eligible for the STAR programme. JPA scholars who have not been offered employment by the Government (including recruiting authorities other than Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam) after graduation are also eligible to participate in the STAR programme. TalentCorp will contact the scholars who have been selected by JPA to participate in this programme. More details can be found here.
Companies that are participating in the ETP or a National Key Economic Area (NKEA) may apply to be part of the STAR programme and will have the opportunity to tap into the pool of top scholars sponsored by the Government. There is currently no cost to the company to participate and no obligations for companies to hire. More details can be found here.
How to Apply
TalentCorp will contact you directly if you are eligible for the programme. If you did not receive a call from us but would still like to participate in this programme, you must first seek JPA’s permission to apply.
Read more about the REP, STAR and CFI from returning Malaysians.
Perlis-born Adam Azlan is one of the first to be involved with the STAR programme. He had known from a young age that he wanted to grow his talent for quantitative challenges and problem-solving materials into a successful career.
Toi See Jong is the Chief Executive Officer of Tokio Marine Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad. After spending 8 years abroad, his move back to Malaysia was motivated by his passion to contribute to the country’s development by sharing the expertise, skills and experience he gained during his time away.
Mohd Zaki Awang is a Senior Production Technologist at Talisman Malaysia Limited, a Canadian company which has a Production Sharing Agreement with Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS). He spent 3 years in Vietnam and 5 years in Saudi Arabia before returning home to Malaysia.
Born and raised in Kuching, Malaysia, Marianne Chuo is one of the first Public Service Department (JPA) scholars to be involved with the Scholarship Talent Attraction and Retention (STAR) programme.